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    Steam Train AB 1931

    AB 1931 Andrew Barclay & Sons Ltd., Works Number 1931 built in 1927 hard at work at Rocks by Rail in Rutland (UK) an ironstone quarry museum.

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    Re: Steam Train AB 1931

    Hi Glenn,

    Not a bad capture.

    If I may make a couple of suggestions;

    You seem to be the same height as the 'running plate' (the straight bit between the two buffer beams) and convention is that this should be level, implying a clockwise rotation is needed.

    The other suggestion is that you have more space behind, than in front, of the train.

    I suggest the first because it looks a little like it is rearing up - and I now notice that the wagons are level, so perhaps it is
    It doesn't help that by chance, the point (switch) lever and connecting rod re-inforce the impression.

    Hope they're helpful,
    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 27th May 2013 at 11:11 PM.

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    Re: Steam Train AB 1931

    A good rule of thumb is to allow your subject to have room to move forward within the frame. In other words in this particular photo you might have been better off giving more room on the right side of the photo. I hope I did not muddy the water by trying to explain this concept.

    Bruce

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    Re: Steam Train AB 1931

    I suspect, Glenn, that a slight crop from the bottom and left side will give the appearance of changing the shooting position and having a little more apparent space in front of the engine.

    And I wonder how this would look in 'authentic monochrome'.

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    Re: Steam Train AB 1931

    Thanks for your comments and yes it does look is rearing up but that is the way the engine was built.

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    Re: Steam Train AB 1931

    Glenn, the crop and monochrome work well.

    Sergio

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